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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

NASA predicts surge in coastal flooding, starting in the 2030s

NASA predicts that every coast in the United States will experience rapidly increasing high tide floods when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Starting in the mid-2030s, the alignment of rising sea levels with a lunar cycle will cause coastal cities all around the U.S. to begin a decade of dramatic increases in flood numbers, according to the first study that takes into account all known oceanic and astronomical causes for floods.

High-tide floods have already been an issue with more than 600 such floods in 2019 reported by NOAA.

The moon regularly goes through lunar cycles when tides are amplified.

The moon is responsible for high and low tides on Earth.


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